Halloween tales from the police activity log

By Dave Kempa

For many, October 31 is an evening of dress-up and drunken revelry. For some, it’s just another night out on patrol.

Sacramento Police Department logs reveal a relatively quiet All Hallows’ Eve, albeit one punctuated by a couple of eerie, true stories.

Around 10 a.m. on Halloween, officers responded to a call that a woman located near the 1400 block of 30th Street had been sending messages to a third party that “she was possibly in danger.” Officers learned that she had, in fact, been in the area recently, but vanished by the time they got there. After a search and following up on all available leads, they were unable to locate or contact the woman.

Elsewhere, some eight hours earlier, just before 2 a.m., officers responded to a call from a business on the 5400 block of Stockton Boulevard to check on the welfare of a person who had been in the bathroom for an extended amount of time. When police finally opened the door, they found that the person had died. According to the police log, no foul play was suspected.

Spooky, nonetheless.

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